Budget 2020

HMT: Budget Speech 2020

Budget reaction: TUC says government coronavirus announcements leave millions of workers behind

APM: Budget 2020: APM’s response

IEA responds to the budget

Citizens Advice responds to today's Budget announcements on sick pay and benefits

NIC: Response to Budget 2020

Missed opportunity to 'deliver greenest Budget ever' – CPRE response to the budget

Adam Smith Institute budget comment: 'spending like drunken sailor' won't work

Budget action on Covid-19 and pensions welcomed by NHS Confederation

RLA: Budget fails tenants say landlords

LGA responds to Budget 2020

JRF responds to the Chancellor’s Budget

Budget a “decisive shift” but falls short of what’s need to tackle climate crisis and inequality, says IPPR

UK 2020 Budget Announcement – RUSI Expert Reacts

APCC Finance Lead responds to Budget

techUK responds to the March 2020 Budget

techUK: Budget 2020: Invest in tech to unleash Britain’s potential

The King's Fund responds to yesterday's Budget statement

Patients Association - Response to Spring Budget 2020

DfT: Update on plug-in vehicle grants following yesterday’s budget

CIPD - Budget 2020: Statutory sick pay reforms don't go far enough to support workers at this critical time

Budget access to cash plans are welcome, but focus must now be on including everyone in the digital economy, says IPPR

HM Treasury: Budget brings £640 million boost for Scottish Government

HM Treasury: Chancellor's first Budget brings £360 million boost for Welsh Government

RLA: Budget 2020: Little for landlords as focus on Coronavirus

Reform: Spring 2020 Budget Breakdown

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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

DfT: Alexa, tell me about electric vehicles: Go Ultra Low app launches

MoD: Gaming technology trialled in training UK Armed Forces

techUK: How is tech being used to combat COVID-19?

HO: Sharing Cyber Expertise

techUK: Budget 2020: Invest in tech to unleash Britain’s potential

STFC: New earth observation product will 'see through' clouds

SG: Third Sector Cyber Catalyst Group report: 2020

NCSC: Watch this cyberspace! Schoolgirls aim for UK codebreaker crown

DSTL: DASA seeks novel technology to counter homemade bombs

EHRC: Facial recognition technology and predictive policing algorithms out-pacing the law

ICO: Data protection and coronavirus

CCS launches new Cyber Security Services 3 dynamic marketplace

STFC technology to help open up access to revolutionary imaging technique

AXELOS: Exam Top Tips: Preparing for your ITIL and PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

CQC: An update on Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture

NHS England: More than one million people use NHS 111 online to get quick advice about coronavirus

NHS England: NHS takes action against coronavirus fake news online

DHSC: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employees, employers and businesses

NHS Digital: NHS unveils package of measures to help people find trusted health information online

NICE: Around 10,000 people could benefit from new migraine drug as NICE says it’s cost-effective

FSA: New research shows societal burden of foodborne illness in the UK

SE: Coronavirus: information for the sector

RUSI: Infectious Lies

FCO: Over-70s and at-risk Brits advised against travelling on cruise ships

techUK: COVID-19 Update: 'Delay' Phase Begins
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

DBEIS: London pioneers first ‘virtual power station’

FCA: FCA announces proposals to improve climate-related disclosures by listed companies

DBEIS: Women leading the way in breaking down boundaries in science and innovation

Innovate UK: Women in Innovation 2020: new funding announced

IPPR: Budget investment boost of £33bn a year needed to put UK on path to net zero by 2050, Chancellor told

FCA: FCA begins review on data in wholesale markets

ICO: Combining privacy and innovation: ICO Sandbox six months on

DBEIS: British Steel sale to Jingye Group completes

HMRC: Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

HM Treasury: Chancellor and Bank of England Governor hold Coronavirus banking industry summit
SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

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Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

STFC: Two stars merged to form massive white dwarf

AF: Coronavirus scam costs victims over £800k in one month

MHCLG: Thousands to benefit from new English language classes

CCS: Has GDPR increased your subject access requests?

FCO: Foreign Secretary marks Commonwealth Day 2020

English Heritage: Archaeologists to Excavate Roman Secrets

ICO: Blog: Don’t get caught out when it comes to pupil photos

MoJ: Looking beyond the headscarf

CS: Year of Inclusion – making the most of our diversity

CS: International Women's Day 2020 – #AWomanWhoInspiresMe

SG: Reducing inequity in STEM subjects

SG: Protecting animals and wildlife

DfID: UK aid to tackle global spread of coronavirus ‘fake news’

DEFRA: US to lift ban on UK beef exports

MoD: Addressing suicides among veterans and serving personnel

CS: International Women’s Day: unfinished business

NDA: Hit return – why a career break doesn't have to mean a career end

HMRC: HMRC urges people to prepare for Capital Gains Tax payment change

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

NAO: The cost of EU Exit preparations

HO: £8 million to help vulnerable people apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

WG: Government must engage with devolved administrations on EU negotiations

CO: Civil Service says farewell to Clare Moriarty

10DS Joint statement by UK and EU negotiators on next week’s round of negotiations


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